KILBEHENNY BINGO SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GAME: €20: Kay Nolan, Breda O’Gorman, Betty Lynch, Mary O’Brien, Eleanor McEvoy, Christy Roche, Mary Galvan, Sean O’Brien, divide – Mary Piggott and Peg Hennessy. €30: Ger Murphy. €40: Margo Conway, Mary Coleman, Breda Crotty, Jim Quirke, Teresa Rice, divide – Rodger O’Donnell and Ann Byrne, divide- Ger Roche and Peg McCarthy and Mary Condon. Divide – P. Roche, Nancy Condon and Ger Murphy. €50: Eleanor McEvoy. €100: divide – Tom Gallagher and Peg Hennessy. Sheets €30: Peg Hennessy. €100: Tom Gallagher. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Sean O’Brien. 2nd prize: €20: Martina Finn and 3rd prize: €10: Kay Nolan. Biscuits – Eleanor Browne, Sweets – Peg Hennessy. Free books – small; Joan Meaney and large; Florence Fogarty.
KILBEHENNY BINGO 29TH DECEMBER: €20: Kathleen Kinsella, Shania Rice, Helen Martin, Tess Quirke, divide – Shania and Teresa Rice. Kitty Fox, Ann Piggott, Joan Murphy, Kathleen Kinsella. €30: Tess Quirke. €40: Breda O’Gorman, Nora Gallagher, Kay Nolan, June Power, Amelia Gill, Margaret O’Donoghue and divide – Eileen Walsh and June Power. €50: Mrs. O’Shea. €100: Ann-Marie Fitzgerald. Sheets €30: Kathleen Kilmartin. €100: Helen Martin. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Tom Gallagher. 2nd prize: €20: Liz Browne and 3rd prize: €10: Helen Martin. Free books – small; Bridie Murphy and large; Betty Moloney. Bingo every Sunday night at 8.30pm with a monthly sheet on the first Sunday of each month. All proceeds go towards the newly renovated Community Centre. Your support is greatly appreciated.
TRACTOR RUN: On Friday 27th December over 170 tractors set off from Anglesboro village at noon on their Annual Tractor Run, which has now become a fixture. This year it was organised by the newly formed Vintage Club. Registration commenced from 10am onwards. At 11am Parish Priest Fr. Dick Kelly celebrated a special mass for everyone’s safety. He then blessed all participants at noon. The younger members took off in their toy tractors, some of which were just recently delivered by Santa Claus. With ideal weather conditions and plenty of stewards on hand, it ensured a safe trip for all concerned. Before and after the run all were served with a superb of food and hot drinks, which were most welcome on the chilly December day. There then followed an auction of tractor parts, some useful for vintage models and others for newer models. The auction was held under the hammer of Maurice Walsh of Carhue, who did his utmost to get the last cent out of the punters! All proceeds from the auction were donated to charity. All items for the auction were donated by Mick Walsh of Churchquarter, Kilbehenny. The evening concluded with a musical evening in the Galtee View Bar, where music was provided by Tommy O’Neill. Here there was another auction for some bales with Jim Walsh of Gerah taking the hammer. The event concluded with a raffle for valuable prizes. The results of that raffle are as follows - 1st prize – oil voucher sponsored by Shreelawn oil was won by Sean Lee of Knockadea. 2nd prize – sponsored by Roche’s Feeds was won by Margaret Ann McGrath of Lackendarra. 3rd prize sponsored by Patrick Cronin of Agristock was won by Ger Ward of Bantry. 4th prize of a load of firewood was won by Tim Ryan of Ballyfaskin. Well done to all involved
DRAMA: On Friday and Saturday last Anglesboro Community Centre was packed to capacity for the staging of the Anglesboro Youth Drama production of “Annie” by the National School children and “The Beauty Manifesto” by the older teenagers. The audience was not disappointed by two superb performances. Both were a credit to all involved with drama in the area. Meanwhile, the adult group is busy with the rehearsals of “Kevin’s Bed” by Bernard Farrell under the watchful eye of well known producer Willie Carr from the Canavour Players in Ballinvreena. The play will go on stage from 27th – 30th March and if past performances are any guide to go on, it will be a first class show.
AWARD: Congratulations to Kilbehenny new cemetery, who won third prize in a competition for old and modern graveyards. This annual competition is run by Limerick County Council. Well done to all involved in preparing this new burial ground and may the Lord have mercy on all buried there.
FUNDRAISING: Congratulations to Aoibhe Mullins of Boher Kilbehenny, who is a student of Kilbehenny National School. She donated some of her long locks of hair to make wigs for cancer patients. Aoibhe with the help of her Mammy, Daddy – Biddy and Pat, her family and community also raised over €1700 for the same cause just before Christmas. Readers of these notes will have read plenty about Aoibhe’s efforts, as it was well covered by the Limerick Leader notes. Great credit is due to this little girl as one day she was shopping in Limerick and saw a child of her own age who had lost all of their hair from cancer. The impact of this sight was so moving for Aoibhe (who had long locks of beautiful thick hair), that it inspired her to take action and help those who found themselves in this very sad predicament. Aoibhe is an inspiration to us all – well done pet!
GAA: On Tuesday 17th December, members of Galtee Gaels G.A.A Club visited the two national schools and the two play schools with the Munster Senior and minor hurling cups won by Limerick in 2013. The T.J Clancy Cup won in its first year by Galtee Gaels, the old Murphy Cup which it replaced last year and a number of cups and shields won by various teams this year were also on show. All pupils and parents had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the treats of the festive season to celebrate a wonderful year of sport in the parish. Club officials gave a very informative talk on the history of the cups Limerick senior mid-fielder Paul Browne was present, as was Ollie Coffey of the Coaching Committee. Both were kept busy with photographs and autographs.
AGM: On this Friday night Galtee Gaels Club na n-Og will hold their annual general meeting in the dressing rooms at 8pm. They will review the year gone by and look forward to the new year, where hopefully a couple of titles will come the way of this very hardworking club.
RIP: Sincere sympathy is extended to the O’Brien family of Coolboy Kilbehenny on the death of their mother Johanna on 15th December. She was pre-deceased by her husband William, who was a brother of the Bedina O’Brien-Fitzgerald of James Street, Mitchelstown. Johanna was from Kilbehenny. She lived much further up the Coolboy road nearer to her beloved Galtees. When she married Bill O’Brien, she moved down the road and settled in there. They farmed together for years and reared a family of four, three girls, Helena, Noirin and Geraldine Ann and one boy, William. Following removal from O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Kilbehenny, requiem mass took place at St. Joseph’s Church Kilbehenny, Johanna’s remains were interred in the church grounds. Ar deis Lamh De go raibh a h-anam deilis.